WASHINGTON - Head Coach Kate Schanuel has announced the women's golf team's schedule for the upcoming spring season. The Hoyas, who won three of the five events they competed in in the fall, will participate in four tournaments before looking to defend their BIG EAST title at the 2018 BIG EAST Championships in May.
"I am really looking forward to our competitive spring schedule," Schanuel said. "We have four solid events with strong fields to prepare us for the BIG EAST Championships in April."
Georgetown will opens its spring schedule at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, hosted by the College of Charleston, Feb. 25-27. The tournament will be played at the Osprey Point Golf Course at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
The Hoyas will travel out west over spring break, competing in The Battle at Boulder Creek, hosted by J-T-P Golf and Kevin Jamieson. The tournament, which runs March 5-6, will take place at the Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada. The Blue & Gray took part in the same event last spring, finishing second out of a seven-team field. Christina Parsells (Bernardsville, N.J./Kent Place) was GU's top finisher in eighth place, leading a quartet of Hoyas in the top 15.
Two weeks later, the Hoyas will return to South Carolina for a second tournament hosted by the College of Charleston, March 19-20. The Briar's Creek Invitational will be held at The Golf Club at Briar's Creek in John's Island, South Carolina.
The Blue & Gray will play its final tune-up of the regular season, competing in the Bryan National Collegiate, hosted by UNCG and Wake Forest. The tournament will be played at Bryan Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Hoyas participated in the same event last year, finishing 16th in a very strong field that included 12 NCAA Championships qualifiers.
The 2018 BIG EAST Championships will return to the Callawassie Island Clubhouse, April 20-22, in Callawassie, South Carolina. The Hoyas will look to defend their title from a year ago, the program's first ever BIG EAST Championship, after finishing second in the three previous years. Last spring, GU led from the start and finished nine strokes ahead of second-place Butler. Lauren Gros (Windermere, Fla./Windermere Prep) tied for second to lead the Hoyas. The victory earned Georgetown the program's first NCAA Tournament berth.